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Swedish maternal mortality in the 19th century by different definitions: previous stillbirths but not multiparity risk factor for maternal death.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
2000 (English)In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6349, E-ISSN 1600-0412, Vol. 79, no 8, 679-86 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In conclusion, this study shows that the mother's reproductive history was the most important risk factor measured for all definitions of maternal death. Grand multiparity did not increase the risk of maternal death. Maternal mortality ratio varied threefold in the study population, depending on the definition used. The high mortality ratios found in this study, only declining by the end of the century, should be interpreted as a general condition of the society since no significant differences could be perceived regarding social class, while unmarried women were more at risk.

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2000. Vol. 79, no 8, 679-86 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-42743PubMedID: 10949234OAI: diva2:410234
Available from: 2011-04-13 Created: 2011-04-13 Last updated: 2011-04-13

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